In our latest round of Quarantine Questions, Canadian soprano Teiya Kasahara is dealing with the loss of safety and security, but they’re picking up new skills and finding trust in relationships:
What is something you’ve lost to the pandemic?
- “The opportunity to sing and act in gigs during this time;
- The certainty of productions in the fall and winter;
- The complete feeling of safety to be outside in my neighbourhood and to go into nature;
- The pressure of work and deadlines over the health of relationships.”
What have you done with your unexpected time, that makes you grateful?
- “I’ve picked up past analog hobbies: crafting, sewing, scrapbooking, and being more creative in the kitchen.
- Organizing, de-junking and dreaming about how I want my home to be;
- Started to compose more, sing even more, be more bold in making creative collaborations happen;
- Finally listening to music for fun and not for work or research;
- Reaching out to those I haven’t spoken to in years or months and picking up right where we left off;
- Weekly cocktail hour with colleagues.”